The League of Women Voters of Kansas registers voters and encourages active participation in the democratic process.
Help with voter registration
How to Register to Vote and/or Update Your Voter Registration
The last day to register to vote before the Primary in Kansas is July 17. You can register to vote online at ksvotes.org or visit your County Election Office. You can also call your Election Office to find out how to register by mail (they send you a voter registration form to mail in). If you have moved or changed your name, you need to update your registration. You can also print out the Federal Voter Registration Application (pictured at left) and mail it in to your local election office.
Having problems registering to vote or trying to vote? LWVK can help.
If you are having problems navigating the system, either registering or voting, the League would like to hear your story. We are serious about protecting every citizen’s right to vote. We will help you or find someone with answers. Please tell us your story.
LWVK is fighting for a streamlined registration process. Voting is the right of every citizen and it should be easy and accessible.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Am I registered to vote?
If you are registered to vote, you should receive a postcard before each election telling you your polling place and other valuable election information. The League is aware that some registered voters are not receiving their card. If you did not receive a postcard: IMMEDIATELY verify your registration at ksvotes.org, your local elections office or the Kansas Secretary of State’s office.
- Contact your county election office and explain the problem.
- Contact the LWVK office (785-234-5152 or email@example.com)
Do I need to provide proof of citizenship to register to vote?
Documentary proof of citizenship is NOT required when registering to vote, per the Federal District Court ruling on June 18, 2018, by Judge Julie Robinson declaring the Kansas Documentary Proof of Citizenship law violated the National Voter Registration Act and the U.S. Constitution.
When are the dates for this year’s elections and related deadlines? The dates and deadlines for elections are in this guide to voting. (This is the link for the 2016 guide; the 2018 guide has not been released as of June 2018).
Do I have to register with a party? No. You may register with a party (Democrat, Republican, or Libertarian) or be “unaffiliated,” without a party.
Can I change my party registration at the polls? If you are registered as a Democrat, Republican or Libertarian and want to change parties, you must make that change before June 1. If you are unaffiliated and want to vote in the primary election, you must declare a party affiliation at the polls in order to vote. In the general election, all parties share the same ballot so no party declaration is needed at the polls.
I have moved. Do I need to cancel my Kansas voter registration? You should cancel your registration to keep the voter rolls accurate. Your registration will eventually be cancelled when election mailings are returned and you fail to vote in several general elections – but it can take several years. Send your county election office a signed and dated card or letter stating that you wish to be removed from the voter rolls in that county. Include your name and the address where you were registered.
I want to register to vote but I do not want my name and address to be publicly available. What do I do? If you “…specify a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy or a threat to the voter’s safety,” you can write to your county election officer and request that your residence address be concealed from public inspection on the voter registration list and on the original voter registration application form. [K.S.A. 25-2309 (i)]
Also, if you are a victim of domestic violence, you can enroll in the “Safe at Home” program and shield your address in all your forms of government identification.
Having problems registering?
- For more detailed information, visit the Vote Kansas website.
- Contact your county election office for information related to your personal situation.
- Share your registration or voting difficulties via our “share your story” form.
- Contact the LWVK office for individualized help (785-234-5152 or firstname.lastname@example.org)